SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 3, 2018
HOUSTON AMERICAN ENERGY CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
801 Travis Street, Suite 1425
Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number,
including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
On August 3, 2018, Houston American Energy Corp. (the “Company”) engaged Marcum LLP (“Marcum”) as its independent registered public accountants. This engagement occurred in connection with the Company’s prior independent public accountants, GBH CPAs, PC (“GBH”) resigning, effective July 1, 2018, as a result of combining its practice with Marcum. The engagement of Marcum has been approved by the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors.
Pursuant to applicable rules, the Company makes the following additional disclosures:
(a) GBH’s reports on the consolidated financial statements of the Company as at and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
(b) During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 and through August 3, 2018, there were no disagreements with GBH on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which if not resolved to GBH’s satisfaction would have caused it to make reference thereto in connection with its reports on the financial statements for such years. During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 and through August 3, 2018, there were no events of the type described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
(c) During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 and through August 3, 2018, the Company did not consult with Marcum with respect to any matter whatsoever including without limitation with respect to any of (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed; (ii) the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements; or (iii) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K) or an event of the type described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company has provided GBH with a copy of the foregoing disclosure and requested that it furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the statements made therein. A copy of such letter, dated August 3, 2018, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Report.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|HOUSTON AMERICAN ENERGY CORP.|
|Dated: August 3, 2018|
|By:||/s/ James Schoonover|
|Chief Executive Officer|